Excavation Days

The Mosh Pit

The last two days we have been finishing up our excavation work, which has been really crazy. Yesterday, Monysha found half of a turquoise bead, and another student found some jet and another projectile point. I found a bunch of pottery, none of which fit together (not that I expected it to). The heat was unbearable, it was near one-hundred and apparently nearby planes were not okayed to take off as it was too hot. What was really awesome was that there was this nice crisp breeze that would cut right through our site which honestly felt like it was heaven sent. After excavation we went to our nightly lecture which was really interesting as it was on ethics, which I absolutely cherish the fact that we have. As a lot of field schools do not teach this, and I feel that it is really important to have these kinds of lessons in this field.

Wednesday, we also worked out in the heat, except there were some righteous clouds for us. Our unit has this amazing little applet tree (that shielded us from the sun) which I have honestly grown to cherish (I probably would have used another bottle of sunscreen if it wasn’t for the tree!). The wind was even more intense today, and the clouds rolled over the mountains; all of which made me feel like I was back home in Washington. Getting acclimatized when I go home is going to tough, I can already feel it. After our last day of excavation we all went to Sonic as a treat, which really, really confused me. I had never really gone to a Sonic before, and the drink and food menu was extremely overwhelming. That being said though it was a really nice way to end our field work!

 

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Author: Crow Canyon College Field School

Mission The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to advance and share knowledge of the human experience through archaeological research, education programs, and partnerships with American Indians.

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